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The Death Penalty in Florida

dc.contributor.authorSlobogin, Christopher, 1951-
dc.identifier.citation1 Elon L. Rev. 17 (2009)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law reviewen_US
dc.description.abstractThis article summarizes the findings and recommendations of the ABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project's Florida Assessment Team, which I chaired. Relying on an analysis of caselaw, studies, news reports, and interviews, the article describes significant flaws in Florida's death penalty law and practice in nine areas: the police investigative process; the analysis of scientific evidence; the conduct of prosecutors; the qualifications, reimbursement and competence of defense attorneys; the decision-making process of judges; the structure and decision-making process of capital sentencing juries; clemency; the system's reaction to the race of the victim; and the treatment of people with mental disability. It also notes that administration of the death penalty in Florida is extremely expensive and thus may undermine the reliability of adjudications in noncapital cases.en_US
dc.format.extent1 PDF (49 pages)en_US
dc.publisherElon Law Reviewen_US
dc.subjectDeath penaltyen_US
dc.subjectABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project. Florida Assessment Teamen_US
dc.subject.lcshCapital punishment -- Floridaen_US
dc.subject.lcshABA Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Projecten_US
dc.subject.lcshCriminal justice, Administration of -- Floridaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCriminal procedure -- Floridaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCapital punishment -- Florida -- Costsen_US
dc.titleThe Death Penalty in Floridaen_US

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